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it passed doma. concerns of justice scalia and roberts questioned the idea of a change of national attitude. >> why are you so confident in that judgment? how many states permit gay couples to nine, your honor. >> nine. and so, there's been this sea change between now and 1996. >> i think with respect to the understanding of gay people and their relationship, there has been a sea change, your honor. >> i suppose the sea change has a lot to do with the political force and effectiveness of people representing, supporting your side of the case? >> well, the chief justice also faulted president obama for enforcing doma but not defending it. >> if he has made a determination that executing the law by enforcing the terms is unconstitutional, i don't see why he doesn't have the courage of his convictions and execute not only the statute but do it consistent with his view of the constitution, rather than saying, oh, we'll wait until the supreme court tells us we have no choice. >> the white house press office responded saying the president enforces plenty of laws he doesn't agree with. the "wall st
changing over to snow. areas like philadelphia and new york city. again, we are looking at a big, major snowstorm. the highest totals around the baltimore/ baltimore/d.c. area. >>> all right. thank you very much. now to entertainment. "daily show" host jon stewart is taking a break this summer to direct a film about one journalists imprisonment following the 2009 iran ran electiele iranian election. i'm mara schiavocampo, "way too early" starts right now. >>> the dow jones industrials at never before seen heights. >> all-time record high. >> making history today. >> if they tell you everything's awful, tell them no it's not! >> amen! the non-inflation adjusted values of the stocks of 30 large companies that sort of track the american economy 50 years ago are higher than ever! we're back, baby! and the best part is we never had to fix our systemic issues. >> the market hits a milestone. let the good times roll. good morning, i'm bill karins this is "way too early," the show that moved all of our retirement from 401(k)s to cabbage patch kids. we have a lot to talk about including the deat
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on the ground to stop the violence? plus the new pope hints at potential changes in the catholic church, namely the celibacy rule in the church as a priest. will he be the one to break that century's old rule? we'll have more on that straight ahead. but first, the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. >>> president obama touched down on the west bank city of ramallah on the second leg of the four day visit. he was greeted moments ago. the two leaders are set to talk to reporters a few hours from now. later, president obama will hold a roundtable discussion with young palestinians. it follows the president's meetings with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu yesterday. there much of the focus was on iran's nuclear ambitions. >> we agree that a nuclear armed iran would be a threat to the region, a threat to the world and potentially a threat to israel. all options are on the table. we will do what is necessary to prevent iran from getting the world's worst weapons. >>> today we'll hear more about the stalled middle east peace process and what can be done to jump-start nego
you can force the child to say this is my friend. but it changes the definition of what it means to be a friend. and that's it seems to me what supporters of proposition 8 are saying here. all you're interested in is the label and you insist on changing the definition of the label. >> well, the debate is playing out in the nation's editorial pages as well. nelson lund rights in "the wall street journal" about overturning prop 8, "the justices are unlikely to take some momentous step unless they're persuaded that granting the new right to same sex couples will not harm children or ultimately undermine the health of our society." and dana mill bank writes, "the most they can do is delay the inevitable." let's bring in jonathan gapehart. you've written a lot about. this what is your immediate take from yesterday? >> i have to agree with dana millbank. anything the court decides in this case is going to slow down the inevitable. the court is torn. they don't want to make this broad sweeping ruling saying there is a constitution aol right to same sex marriage. on the other hand, when
that are interested in running up a clock or changing the subject or drowning out the majority of the american people to prevent any of these reforms from happening at all. they're doing everything they can to make all of our progress collapse under the weight of fear and frustration or their assumption is that people will just forget about it. if you think that checking someone's criminal record before you can check out a gun show is common sense, you've got to make yourself heard. tears aren't enough, expressions of sympathy aren't enough. speeches aren't enough. now's the time to turn that heartbreak into something real. >> the nra was quick to criticize the white house event, tweeting, the economy is weak, national debt is mounting, too many americans are out of work. but obama campaigns against guns to please the french. >>> meanwhile, republican marco rubio joined a handful of other senators, threatening to filibuster majority leader harry reid's vote on new gun laws. senator rubio wrote in a statement on his web page, "we intend to oppose any legislation that would infringe on the american peo
steadily, up. >> she changed the strategy. >> changed a little bit, still big books. >>> we want to tell you about a new addition to the family. veranda de la cruz gave bird to a beautiful baby boy. veronica tells us she and baby hart are doing just great. "way too early" starts right now. >>> they talk about rebranding the gop. instead of restoring the trust of the american people. we're not here to rebrand the party. we're here to rebuild a country. we're not here to dedicate ourselves to new talking points coming from d.c. we're not here to put a fresh coat of rhetorical paint on our party. we're not here to abandon our principles in a contest of government give-aways. that's a game we will never, ever win. >> sarah palin and the republican party choose style over substance at this weekend's conclusion to cpac. i'm thomas roberts and this is "way too early." we thank you for being up with us on this monday, march 18th. president obama's first trip to israel, will he be able to mend fences with prime minister benjamin netanyahu? european stocks plunge after a new bailout measure sparks
but that they would not have changed the political impact the country is in today. >> i'm welcoming with open arms. i think the president is tremendously sincere. i don't think this is a poe will the call change in tactics. i think he would like to solve the problems of the country and it would be to his benefit and every american's benefit if he did that. it's time to start leading. the way you do that is quit poking your finger in people's eyes and start building relationships. i think he has a great chance to accomplish a big deal. >> it isn't the first time i've ever had a conversation with the president lasting more than, say, two minutes or televised exchanges. i've never had a conversation with him on these issues before. i'm excited that we had this conversation. we had a very frank exchange. we come from different perspectives. i ran against him in the last election so we exchanged very different frank, candid views of one another. we're very different, but at least we had this conversation. >> ryan also said sunday that a key part of his budget blueprint would be repealing the president's h
of the united states. the american people want things to change. >> the senate judiciary committee will vote on a rochelle measure to ban certain assault weapons and high capacity magazines tomorrow. >>> the fbi and secret service are reportedly investigating a series of high level hacking aimed at "a" list celebrities and top washington officials including first lady michelle obama. officials are still working to confirm the authenticity of the information which was posted online earlier this week. just yesterday, the nation's top intelligence officials told the senate the threat of cyber attacks against the u.s. is now greater than the threat of terror from al qaeda. president obama spoke about the investigation into the hacking during an interview yesterday. >> we should not be surprised that if you've got hackers who want to dig in and devote a lot of resources that they can access people's private information. it is a big problem. >> right into the white house. >> again, i'm not confirming that that's what happened. >> nbc news justice correspondent pete williams with more details. >> t
the notion that america needs to change its ways. >> as soon as i'm done speaking, i'll tell you what the criticism of the left is going to be. one, he drank too much water. two, that he didn't offer new ideas. there's the fallacy of it. we don't need a new idea. there's an idea. the idea is called america. and it still works. >> after rubio was senator rand paul's chance to take the stage. paul wasted little time, addressing his nearly 13-hour long filibuster of cia director, john brennan. >> the filibuster was about drones. but also about much more. do we have a bill of rights? do we have a constitution? and will we defend it? >> last week, paul told politico he was seriously considering a run for president. the freshman senator used his time on the stage to lay out what might become his core message of his campaign for the white house. >> the gop of old has grown steal and moss-covered. i don't think we need to name any names. the new gop will need to embrace liberty in both the economic and the personal sphere. if we're going to have a republican party that can win, liberty needs
nominations by president obama will change the face of his administration. before we get to those headlines, our top story here, vice president joe biden is helping set the tone when it comes to the u.s. position on iran's nuclear program. the vice president in washington told apac yesterday that the window for tehran. >> we have a shared strategic commitment. let me make clear what that commitment is. it is to prevent iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, period. period. and of discussion. period. prevent. not contain. prevent. >> big nations can't bluff. presidents of the united states cannot and do not bluff. and president barack obama is not bluffing. he is not bluffing. >> just moments after the vice president, prime minister benjamin netanyahu addressed the crowd expressing solidarity with the u.s. government saying sanctions must be accompanied with a clear and credible military threat. john mccain used his remarks to address the u.s./israeli marks and taking a swipe at the new secretary of defense, chuck hagel. governor chris christie is slamming leaders in washington for failing to
during last year's presidential campaign and how things have changed. >> we were on a roller coaster, exciting and thrilling, ups and downs. then you get off. it's not like, oh, can't we be on a roller coaster the rest of our life? it's like, no, the ride is over. >> meanwhile, politico reports several possible contenders in 20 2016 will meet in florida next week. >>> for now, at least, governor christie is staying closer to home, working to reach out to a key demographic of voters. while campaigning for re-election in new jersey, he told a crowd, quote, we cannot expect to get support from a latino community if we don't make the latino community feel welcome in an important part of our party. senator marco rubio is facing heat from peter king of new york. he blasted the florida senator for raising money on wall street after voting against an emergency relief bill in the wake of hurricane sandy. congressman king tells "the new york observer," quote, being from new york, we're not supposed to be suckers. it's bad enough that these guys voted against it. that's inexcusable enough. but
extraordinary, isn't it? we had a dramatic change of events this morning. the cyprus finance minister flew to moscow to try to avoid paying this tax on deposit holders and this is a solution that the europeans came up with. so the finance minister rejected the fly to moscow to come up with a plan b. he left moscow empty handed and flown back to cyprus now. all he managed to secure is an extension on the maturity of an existing loan saying no fresh cash to plug that $5.8 billion worth of euros they're going to raise on deposit holders. the request he is what happens now? since then, we also heard that an emergency session planned by the parliament in cyprus has been delayed. they come up with solutions and so far no restructuring of the banks and also capital controls to stop this flight of capital next week. and also the other plan was what to do with the solidarity fund which was meant to raise money for investment into cyprus. so the situation is very fluid at the moment. we're waiting on a solution from cyprus that will be negotiated with the europeans, bill. >> hopefully gets better ov
stand. he was a good man before he changed his position. and he's a good man now just as there are good people on either side of this issue today. >>> recent pew poll shows a reversal in public opinion on the topic of same-sex marriage mostly because of younger americans. in 2003, americans overwhelm league opposed it. 58% to 33%. flash forward ten years now, more americans support it at 49% to 44%. younger americans have shown a 19% change in support over the last decade alone. >>> back from his tour of the middle east, president obama is urging them to finish the job when it comes to comprehensive immigration reform. yet the president hosted a naturalization ceremony for 28 new citizens at the white house. the president who acknowledged the need for undocumented workers to pay penalties and taxes also used the moment to make the case for a culture that embraces immigrants saying the country's economic future is at stake. >> immigration makes us stronger. it keeps us vibrant. it keeps us hungry. it keeps us prosperous. it is part of what makes this such a dynamic country. we've known f
was elected by the college of cardinals yesterday in a strong message about the religion's changing dynamics. jorge mario bergoglio is the first pope from latin america, where more than 41% of the world's catholics live. he was selected on the fifth round of voting at the secret conclave. his name announced to a crowd of over 100,000 gathered at st. peter's square. as nbc's lester holt reports, the new pontiff begins his mission by introducing himself to a global ministry faced with significant challenges. >> reporter: when the cardinals filed into the sistine chapel on tuesday, he was regarded as a long shot at best. at 76, jorge bergoglio was thought by some to be too old. but if his name was unfamiliar and caught most gathered on st. peter's square by surprise, there was unabashed joy in buenos aires tonight. jorge mario bergoglio is an argentine-born son of italian immigrants, one of five children. he lost a lung to an infection when he was a teenager but went on to become a priest in 1969. he joined the jesuit order, embracing an austere lifestyle. even as a cardinal and archbishop of b
to change in the course of the time he is here. it's a busy trip, as we noted. tomorrow he will be on the west bank visiting mahmoud abbas. and the heading to jordan as well. >> people are upset he hasn't been there in five years. live in israel. let's get back to politics here in the u.s. the first leg of mark sanford's shot at political redemption is now complete. the former governor of south carolina easily clinched a spot in the run-off in the charleston area congressional seat. what is still unclear who his opponent will be. a recount between curtis bostic and larry grooms, separated by less than 1%. sanford will try to cobble support for those who voted for other fields. the importance of putting the country's financial house in order. >> at the end of the day what we're all fighting for as fellow south carolinaians and americans is this larger notion about doing something on the tipping point that our civilization now finds itself. we have 40% of every dollar borrowed to sustain government. we have a fed that buys 75% of what the treasury spends every year. where we
dollars off his net worth. the reason for that is mexican authorities are looking at changes to telecom regulation, which might have a significant impact on the business that he has in latin america and mexico specifically. his net worth a cool $72 billion. now, wouldn't we like some of that action? back to you. >> absolutely. geoff cutmore, thank you very much. >>> as always, let us know why you're awake. shoot us an e-mail or tweet me. you can ask about the world's most famous chimney if you would like, we'll read the best responses later in the show. >>> still ahead on "way too early," how about another year, jets fans, as your quarterback? why he is still the front-runner for that job. >>> and later, the great barbara walters stands behind lelisabet hasselbeck. that and more when "way too early" comes right back. >>> elizabeth smart's family rushing into the salt lake city police department. >> she's well. whatever she has been through, we believe she will recover from. vo: bold helps you re-imagine building castles, oceans, and lagoons in the place we call home. bold is where every
change their fortunes moving forward. >>> and lewis has his makeup on and he's ready to go. dennis rodman describing his trip to north korea and his friendship with kim jong-un. >> one thing he asked me to give obama something to say and to do one thing. he wants obama to do one thing. call me. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. if you can, dennis. >> pick up the phone. more from the worm's words when "way too early" comes right back. hey. they're coming. yeah. british. later. sorry. ok...four words... scarecrow in the wind... a baboon... monkey? hot stew saturday!? ronny: hey jimmy, how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? jimmy: happier than paul revere with a cell phone. ronny: why not? anncr: get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> with all of the news surrounding friday's sequester deadline you might be curious exactly which programs will be impacted by the cuts. though no programs will end, a couple of areas that will be hit hardest by the sequester. sound smart today, tell
overriding that one which we don't know about. doesn't change my opinion. no matter what anybody says, i love drones. you hear that, drones? stephen love you. >> stephen colbert praying to the drone kids. i'm bill karins. turns out i was wrong. r2d2 is a droid. not a drone. sue me. thanks for being up with us on friday, march 8th. a lot to talk about including president obama's lunch date with congressman paul ryan that covered everythingquester cuts. >>> china backs the u.n. with new sanctions against north korea and kim jong-un. some of the items on the banned list, luxury yachts and race cars. more details on that, straight ahead. >>> first, our top story here at 5:30 a.m. in new york city. senator rand paul's filibuster may have done more to expose rifts among republicans than it did to draw attention to the administration's policy on drone strikes. the kentucky republican's nearly 13-hour stand on the senate floor was praised in a wide range of political circles from peace activists to the tea party. but some fellow republicans, including senators john mccain and lindsey graham are slamm
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